All Area Craft & Royal Arch Calendars Updated 10/07/18 in Masonic Diary Dates

The “Masonic Diary Dates” section on the front page now shows the Craft and Royal Arch Area Calendars for the latest July and August 2018 updates.

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Royal Brunswick Lodge 296, Sheffield – 225th Anniversary Meeting Monday 9th July 2018

Royal Brunswick Lodge No. 296, Sheffield, will be holding their – 225th Anniversary Meeting on Monday 9th July 2018 at Tapton Hall, Sheffield, commencing at 6.15pm.
Please see the letter for full details and booking form:

RBL 225th Anniversary Meeting 2018

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£2,500.00 Raised at Area 4 Gala Dinner

What an absolutely fabulous evening was experienced by all who attended the first ever Area 4 Gala Dinner at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, on Saturday 3rd February. Well done to those involved in organising the evening and to everyone who supported this inaugural event. It is also a pleasure to report that all the guests present, from our right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master and his wife Rita, to all the non-Masonic friends and family members who attended, thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and could not fail to be impressed by a truly magnificent Masonic social gathering.

The icing on the cake was the almost £2,500.00 made for various charities from the evening and the £2,500.00 the Provincial Grand Master presented to the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr. Eve Rose Keenan, to support her chosen charities.

The entertainment by the Guest Stars Nik Paige and Rob McVeigh and the Gillian Banks Dancers was absolutely first class, the meal excellent, the company delightful and the whole evening a roaring success.

To combine such an enjoyable occasion for both Masons and non-Masons with such an outstanding boost for Masonic Charities and Mayoral Charities can only be a good thing. It is hoped after this initial success that further similar events will be planned in Area 4.

Thanks must go to the Area 4 Lodges who supported the event and to the organising committee of W Bro. David Taylor, W Bro. John Beaven, Bro. Chris MacCormac, Bro. John Irving and Bro. David MacCormac who worked so hard to make the Dinner such a success. Thanks must also go to our Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro. David S. Pratt and to the Assistant Provincial Grand Master W Bro. John Boyington for their support and encouragement from the outset in what was a new and innovative venture for Freemasonry in South Yorkshire.

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Tapton Masonic Hall, Sheffield – Open Events Announced!

>> Are you interested in Freemasonry?

>> Have you ever wondered what it is all about?

Why not come and find out at one of our open events in the Sheffield area:

Saturday 20th May – pop in anytime between 1pm and 5pm
Wednesday 24th May – 7pm to 9pm

For more information and contact details see the flyer at the link below:


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Last Night of the Proms?

Saturday 24th  September 2016, and brethren in Area 4 welcomed all to the “Last night of the Proms” at Penistone Paramount Theatre . A capacity audience of around 350 enjoyed being entertained by Penistone area  musical talent comprising Thurlstone Brass Band, Penistone Ladies Choir and Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir. Principal guests were the RW Provincial Grand Master, the Deputy Mayor of Barnsley and the Town Mayor of Penistone accompanied by their ladies. The feast of musical entertainment included a number of items where the audience were invited to join in, and being an event where Last night of the Proms favourites were to be included, plenty of red, white and blue was in evidence.

The aim of this Grand Charity  Concert was to raise funds to be shared equally between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the RMBI Festival 2017. The event had been sponsored by a number of Lodges in Area 4  and some from Area 5 of the Province, with Barnsley and Penistone Masonic Association brethren acting as stewards. Souvenir programmes, waving flags and raffle tickets were on sale, and  there was a buzz in the Paramount theatre from the minute the doors were opened.  W Bro Michael Ross of Friendly Lodge 1513, and secretary of BPMA, welcomed everyone and acted as Master of Ceremonies The  band and choirs all joined together to get the Concert off to a flying start with the audience joining in for “All people that on Earth do dwell” to the well-known “Old Hundredth” tune. Each musical group then delighted the audience with their brilliant selections of their own showpiece items, which met with great acclaim.

The finale brought all the musicians together for the Last Night of the Proms selections together with great audience participation. Everyone put in their heart and soul – as well as voices – to end what had been a memorable and enjoyable event for all. The proceedings closed with presentations of bouquets for the lady conductors and accompanist, whilst the band conductor and male voice choir accompanist were presented with  suitable bottled gifts. W Bro Michael Holmes, Chairman of Area 4 Charity Committee, thanked the performers, the organising team led by W Bro Alan Hey and the audience before everyone left the theatre having enjoyed the whole experience. The organisers had been able to donate advertising sponsors’ unrequired tickets to widows of BPMA brethren, so that they could join with us in this special event.

The final accounts are not fully completed, but the total  raised amounted to around £6000, enabling the two charitable causes to be in line for a presentation of £3000 each.

A number of people have asked whether this would  be the last “Last night of the Proms” at the Penistone Paramount……………………………………..? We’ll see!

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Tapton Masonic Hall to open its doors to the public on 9th September


On Friday September 9th Commencing at 11.00 am Tapton Masonic Hall, Shore Lane, Sheffield S10 3BU, will be open to the public as part of Heritage Open Days. For the ‘Tapton Experience’, there will be tours around the original house, built in 1855, with a talk by one of our members, covering the history of Tapton, from the Shore Family (relatives of Florence Nightingale), through Vickers’ steel and Wilson’s snuff right up to present day. One of the Masonic Temples will be open with displays of Masonic Regalia and two Brethren on hand to answer any questions and advise anyone interested in Freemasonry how to proceed. There will be free tea and coffee on arrival, plus bar lunches will be available should visitors wish to stay and experience Tapton further.

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Royal Brunswick Lodge No. 296 raises £3000 for F.A.B.L.E

Sandra Howard OLM, funder Trustee of Fable and Sarah Osborne-Green, Operations Manager, attended

Royal Brunswick Lodge, at Tapton Hall in Sheffield on Monday 13th June to update the assembled masons,

their families and friends on the work of F.A.B.L.E. and the progress with the latest project supported by the

Freemasons of Yorkshire West Riding.

Please read the accompanying article

FABLE Presentation RBL June16

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Invitation from the Provincial Grand Master to attend the quarterly meeting of Grand Lodge

Brethren All

Please read the attached very exciting invitation from the Provincial Grand Master to the Quarterly Meeting of Grand Lodge on Wednesday 9th December 2015.

This is an opportunity not to be missed!!

Meeting of Grand Lodge



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Jubilee Celebration of W. Bro Vernon Outram PSGD, PAPGM – 60 years a Mason

The Royal Brunswick Lodge No 296 is proud to invite you to share in this most wonderful celebration of  the

60th Jubilee Certificate presentation

to W.Bro V.Outram, PSGD Past APGM of the Province of Yorkshire West Riding to be presented by RW Bro David S Pratt Provincial Grand Master


Monday 16th November 2015 at Tapton Masonic Hall, Sheffield

This is likely to be a very popular event and early boking is recommended

Please read the attached booking form and make sure you do not miss this momentous occasion.

VO 60 presentation

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Las Vegas is coming to the Cedar Court Hotel for Charity

This is the first of its kind within the Province and is an event not to be missed

Whilst the event is being run within Area 5 this is open to the whole of the Province – this is going to be a great night

We have the cooperation and full support of the Festival Organising Committee, we also have the support and attendance of the PGM, Grand Superintendent and the Chief executive of the RMBI.  All of whom have confirmed their attendance and have already booked tickets.

Please open the attached for full details

Las Vegas Dinner Dance Poster A5

Las Vegas Dinner Letter

Las Vegas Dinner Dance Menu

Las Vegas Dinner – Booking Form

Banqueting Wine List


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